School Community and Profile
County is located
in the northeastern part of the state of Indiana.
There are three public school systems within the county. The Southern Wells
Community School System is in the southern most part of Wells County located on
county road 300 West six miles south of Liberty Center. The Southern Wells
Community is composed of approximately 36 square miles that includes the four
townships of Chester,
Jackson, Liberty and Nottingham.
There are no large towns or cities within the school district.
However, the townships of Chester,
Liberty and Nottingham each have a post office and a volunteer fire
Township is locating a new fire station and EMS
garage in the property adjacent to the school to the south. There is
another post office and fire department in Poneto, a small community in both
Southern Wells school district and Bluffton-Harrison school district.
There are several small towns located in the school district which
Petroleum, Domestic, Phoenix,
Nottingham, Keystone, Mt. Zion,
McNatt and Dillman.
The school and churches are the centers for a majority of the activities of the
district. The school functions as the meeting place for groups such as
Campus Life, Scouts, 4-H and Farm Bureau. There is a genuine sense of
connection between our school and the community.
Farming is the major enterprise in the school district and there are also
a few businesses. Most people are employed in one of the nearby towns or cities
which host a wide variety of industries and businesses. Bluffton
(County Seat), Montpelier, Hartford City, and Berne are short drives for
employment opportunities. Many drive further to work in Marion (25 miles), Muncie (30 miles), or Fort Wayne (40 miles). The parents and
patrons of the Southern Wells Community are a hardworking group of individuals
who take pride in what they do and maintain a high regard for family standards.
Many of the graduates leave the community for a time but return to raise their
families. This small, rural atmosphere lends itself to a sense of
camaraderie and spirit of unity not often found in a more industrialized
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